Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Simple straightforward upgrading of firmware on Dell servers

This has been testsed on Dell PowerEdge R720 running 64bit Centos 6.4

###Upgrade BIOS and firmware
###need to install 32bit libraries as the upgrade program itself is 32bit
yum install glibc.i686 libstdc++.i686 zlib.i686 libxml2.i686 compat-libstdc++.i686

wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/bootstrap.cgi | bash
yum install dell_ft_install
yum install $(bootstrap_firmware)
inventory_firmware
update_firmware
update_firmware –-yes

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